Feminist City: A Field Guide

13 August 2020 | By Leslie Kern | Filed in: urban studies.

Feminist City is an ongoing experiment in living differently, living better, and living justly in an urban world n nWe live in the city of men Our public spaces are not designed for female bodies There is little consideration for women as mothers, workers or carers The urban streets often are

Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America

13 August 2020 | By Conor Dougherty | Filed in: urban studies.

n A stunning, deeply reported investigation into the housing crisis n n nSpacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an e

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

13 August 2020 | By Natalie Y. Moore | Filed in: urban studies.

Mayors Richard M Daley and Rahm Emanuel have touted and promoted Chicago as a world class city The skyscrapers kissing the clouds, the billion dollar Millennium Park, Michelin rated restaurants, pristine lake views, fabulous shopping, vibrant theater scene, downtown flower beds and stellar archi

The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World

13 August 2020 | By Rahm Emanuel | Filed in: urban studies.

At a time of anxiety about the effectiveness of our national government, Rahm Emanuel provides a clear vision, for both progressives and centrists, of how to get things done in America today a bracing, optimistic vision of America s future from one of our most experienced and original political min

The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It

13 August 2020 | By Richard Florida | Filed in: urban studies.

In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back to the city movement in his gro

This is London: Life and Death in the World City

13 August 2020 | By Ben Judah | Filed in: urban studies.

In This is London, the author turns his reporter s eye on home, immersing himself in the hidden world of the city s immigrants from the richest to the poorest to discover the complex and varied individuals who are making London what it is today He s had dinner with oligarchs and meetings with f

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

13 August 2020 | By Jane Jacobs | Filed in: urban studies.

A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in